Lately, I've been reminiscing. Maybe it's all the time I spend lounging around with a baby clasped to my chest, trying to distract myself from the very real fear that my sweet infant will actually suck my nipple right off (#lovehaterelationship with breastfeeding). but whatever the cause, I have been thinking. And remembering.
A few weeks ago, in talking to a good friend of mine, Shaina from the amazing Showhome Furniture, she offhandedly commented that photography is my "thing" - it's my passion just as decorating is hers. I was a little surprised to hear this - to be defined in this light - because I'm honestly not sure I would describe myself as such. Don't get me wrong, I love photography. I am a photographer. It is more than my profession. But still. But still, it is something that I kind of fell into when Max was a baby. Before I ever picked up a DSRL, I had a different life's passion; one that defined me for much of my life.
So anyways, I've been thinking and remembering lately. All through school. I wasn't clicking away or in the dark room, creating art (YES, I am THAT old!), I wasn't the designated photographer at all my social events; I was the writer. Words have always been my tapestry, until, it seems, now.
Deep down, I am a storyteller. And whether my medium is in word or image, it somehow seems the same. As I reflected on this past and my truth, I realized that I am full of stories that are begging to be told. Heck, I have 4 kids under 6 years old. I've GOT stories. Usually the stories inside me are mine; occasionally they are yours. But the point is, I've decided to tell them.
I can't possibly start one more endeavor (I mentioned the four kids, right?), so I won't be starting a new personal blog, or bullet journaling. Please forgive me much personal indulgence here, on my work blog, because, here is where I've decided to tell my stories. Here is where you'll get a full frame view into my life (did you see what I did there?? A little camera jargon for you!). I truly believe in bearing vulnerability. It's who I am and how I think we, as a society, heal and grow. And now, you;ll see it in my pictures and hear it in my words.
Are you ready? Let's go.